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Research

SIPRI looks at the most important symptoms of insecurity and tries to control them.

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Recently updated Armament and disarmament projects

Museum of Science and Industry in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945

SIPRI works to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction, particularly biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.

Piles of coins next to a bullet

SIPRI tracks arms production, international arms tranfers, arms embargoes and military spending.

Checking exports from ship and truck in shipyard

SIPRI promotes dual-use and arms trade controls through research, publications, seminars and capacity-building activities.

SIPRI looks at the most important consequences of insecurity and tries to minimize them.

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Recently updated Conflict and peace projects

View over Mali landscape

SIPRI aims to strengthen civil society’s contributions to improving safety and security in Mali.

Indian Formed Police Unit participate in a medal parade, 2008.

SIPRI produces policy-relevant research on data and trends, future developments, and gender in peace operations and conflict management.

Map of Russia and Eurasia

SIPRI aims to analyse and identify trends in the complex security and conflict dynamics in post-Soviet states.

SIPRI looks at the long-term causes of insecurity and tries to develop paths to sustainable peace.

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Recently updated Peace and development projects

Slums and high-rise buildings in Manila, Philippines

SIPRI focuses on the conditions necessary to resolve conflicts and the effects of positive peace in promoting sustainable development.     

San Rafael Glacier in Patagonia, Chile

SIPRI looks at the effects of climate change on peace and security.

A women's health group at the Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan, 2012

SIPRI looks at the negative effects of exclusion on peace and development and the positive benefits of inclusion.